What’s Really in a Last Name?

by Jimmy Yates ‘21 I was just a little freshman, entering a school ruled by my family. My dad worked at Sherwood for four years as a social studies teacher, and both my older sisters attended and graduated from Sherwood before going to college at the University of Maryland and Towson University, respectively. Thus, my name immediately triggered the mentioning … Read More

Parting Thoughts from Someone Who’s Way Too Sentimental

by Hannah Lee ‘21   So I’ll admit it: I am a sucker for typical high school coming of age media. I spent much of my preteen years watching movies and shows like One Tree Hill, Freaks and Geeks, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Clueless, and other popular TV representations of teen life. While I knew of course these were … Read More

You Are So Gifted

by Taylor Wallace ‘21 As a self proclaimed “high-striving” student, if I have learned anything from these past four years in high school, it’s the importance of perspective. Going into high school, my academic ego was at an all time high. Up until that point I only got ‘A’s’ and I didn’t plan on stopping. However, it turned out that … Read More

It’s Just Like Kindergarten

by Martholdy Pierre-Canel ‘21 I‘ve always been the person who usually had to ask her parents for permission to do things three business days beforehand and the one who could never sleep over because I was in a strict household. Surprisingly though, the girl who had to be home by midnight is soon to be crossing state lines and eventually … Read More

With Home, There’s Distance

by Lucy Sokol ’21 For much of my life I struggled to identify what my home really was, and with divorced parents, two separate houses made “home” such a complex thought. We all know the saying, “Home is where the heart is,” and while my heart has roamed to various places, in the last four years, it has placed itself … Read More

Remember Warriors, Take It Slow

by Aidan Trump ‘21 As I prepare to move on from Sherwood, I’m struck by a multitude of varying emotions. I’m anxious, yet full of anticipation for the years ahead. I am excited to further broaden my horizons and I look forward to tackling new challenges in college and beyond. Still, there is a part of me that wishes I … Read More

Focusing on the Bigger Picture

by Sudha Sudhaker ‘21 As I look back on my high school experience, it seems like just yesterday that I was an incoming freshman at orientation. It’s safe to say that I never expected my four years at Sherwood to shape me as much as it did. Oftentimes, students don’t expect their classes to be among the most memorable experiences … Read More

Started From the Bottom Now I’m Here

by Aaron Jaffe ‘21 The year is 2017 and I am nothing but a wide-eyed freshman with two things in my mind: I love sports, and I like to talk about them as much as I can. I decided to see what I could do with this little bit of knowledge and signed up for the now extinct journalism class … Read More

Learning To Soak It All In

by Jackson Hongtong ‘21 Although I have had years and years to plan and devise something great to write for my own senior column, I still don’t even know how to begin. I could share one story and talk about how that shaped my view on something and made me change as a person. I could talk about the many … Read More

Senior Year In a Pandemic…Sucked

by Ryan Duvall ‘21 In a normal year, most senior columns would be about what we have learned throughout high school, how we have changed, and how we have grown. But these are not normal times.  Instead, my fellow seniors  and I were forced to attend school virtually the past year, whisking away the dreams of a typical fun senior … Read More